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Conflict teaching resources

Conflict Teaching Resources

Living through conflict is often a traumatic experience, especially for children and young people, and can affect access to school, health and a safe and secure home. This collection of resources will get pupils thinking about life for children living in and after conflict and what they need to grow up healthy and happy.


Arif is a child affected by conflict in Bamyan, Afghanistan.

Photo: William Davies/ActionAid

KS1 and KS2 Refugee crisis resources

Liven up your literacy lessons with gripping stories and colourful activities that show what life is like for many child refugees. Use these resources to build literacy and empathy, and to help your class to answer questions such as: ‘How is life different for child refugees?’ and, ‘if you were a refugee, what would you take?’

Refugees: In their own words

Suitable for lessons in geography, citizenship and English, these secondary school resources on the refugee crisis will help your students to understand the lives and experiences of refugees as they tell their own stories, in their own words.

Chembakolli: Forest

These fascinating primary resources reveal how the people of Chembakolli interact with the forest surrounding their village. Key Stage 2 classes will discover the wildlife of the forest, how honey is harvested there, and the conflicts the environment can cause.

Syria: Children in conflict

Encourage your pupils to compare and contrast their lives with that of Israa, a 13-year-old Syrian refugee, living in Zaatari Refugee Camp, northern Jordan. Discover what life was like for Israa before and after the civil war started and write newspaper articles or blog posts about Israa’s story.

Afghanistan factsheet

Focusing on the fascinating country of Afghanistan, this factsheet is filled with key geographical information and statistics about the important issues facing the country. This factsheet can be used as a class handout or as a big poster for the classroom wall.